Dispositions: A Debate

Dispositions: A Debate

by D.M. Armstrong, C.B. Martin, U.T. Place
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415144329

ISBN-13: 9780415144322

Pub. Date: 07/22/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Dispositions are essential to our understanding of the world. Dispositions: A Debate is an extended dialogue between three distinguished philosophers - D.M. Armstrong, C.B. Martin and U.T. Place - on the many problems associated with dispositions, which reveals their own distinctive accounts of the nature of dispositions. These are then linked to other

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Dispositions are essential to our understanding of the world. Dispositions: A Debate is an extended dialogue between three distinguished philosophers - D.M. Armstrong, C.B. Martin and U.T. Place - on the many problems associated with dispositions, which reveals their own distinctive accounts of the nature of dispositions. These are then linked to other issues such as the nature of mind, matter, universals, existence, laws of nature and causation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415144322
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/22/1996
Series:
International Library of Philosophy Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of authors
Introduction
1Dispositions as Categorical States
2Dispositions as Intentional States
3Place's and Armstrong's Views Compared and Contrasted
4A Conceptualist Ontology
5Properties and Dispositions
6Reply to Martin
7Structural Properties: Categorical, Dispositional or Both?
8Replies to Armstrong and Place
9Second Reply to Martin
10Conceptualism and the Ontological Independence of Cause and Effect
11Final Replies to Place and Armstrong
Index

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